If you’re looking for a healthy, homemade meal for your dog, cooked chicken and rice is an excellent option. It’s easy to make and provides a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrates, and nutrients that your dog needs.

You may find it strange to be cooking for your doggo or doggette at first, but really it isn’t a big deal. When we think of cooking and eating for ourselves, it may seem like a chore, that is why I recommend that when you cook for your dog, you cook for yourself first, and cook a small portion to your furry friend optionally. This way you can take care of two bi *ahem* two dogs with one stone… or in this case – meal. 😅

A method to make things easier, you want to cook the way you want to eat; As a human being, I don’t recommend eating your chicken boiled, so your best option is to cook the way you would normally cook for yourself first, and save away a small portion for your buddy later.

“How can you resist the aroma of chicken and rice? I wish you could share it with me!”

A Hungry Doggo


Here’s what you’ll need to make chicken and rice for your dog:

Boneless chicken breast1 pound
White rice1 cup
Water2 cups


  1. Start by boiling the chicken breast in a pot of water. You can use boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs. Boil the chicken until it’s cooked through, which should take about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool. Once it’s cool enough to handle, shred the chicken into small pieces using a fork.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, you can start preparing the rice. Rinse the rice thoroughly in cold water until the water runs clear. This removes excess starch and helps the rice cook evenly.
  4. Add the rice to a pot with two cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let the rice cook for about 18-20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.
  5. Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and let it cool slightly.
  6. Mix the shredded chicken and cooked rice together in a large bowl. Stir well to ensure that the chicken and rice are evenly distributed.
  7. Serve the chicken and rice in appropriate portions for your dog. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Benefits of Chicken and Rice for Dogs

Cooked chicken and rice is a great option for dogs for several reasons:

  • Chicken is a lean source of protein that provides essential amino acids for muscle growth and maintenance.
  • Rice is a carbohydrate that provides energy for your dog. White rice is easy to digest and unlikely to cause stomach upset.
  • This meal is simple and easy to make, which makes it a convenient option for busy pet owners.

Final Thoughts

Cooked chicken and rice is a simple, wholesome meal that your dog will love. By following these easy steps, you can prepare a nutritious and balanced meal for your furry friend in no time. Remember to always consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your dog’s diet.